Maya Angelou Death: Celebrities React, Pay Tribute to Beloved Author on Twitter

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By Shari Weiss

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Stars are taking to Twitter to mourn the loss of Maya Angelou, who died on Wednesday at age 86. After the news of her death spread on social media, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Still I Rise became trending topics on Twitter. Many celebrities are paying tribute to the beloved author and poet by quoting some of her inspirational works. Check out the tweets below, and come back for updates.

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RIP Maya Angelou been wanting to post this quote for a long time…today it’s in your honor. #truth http://t.co/6x0rTf0ODf

— mariamenounos(@mariamenounos) May 28, 2014

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Maya Angelou, a true American hero. A woman of uncommon eloquence & strength. The stars are less lonesome now, the caged bird is free.

— rose mcgowan(@rosemcgowan) May 28, 2014

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